Banksy artwork on display before online auction deadline
By Press Association 2021
Rare works by subversive street artist Banksy were on display before the auction deadline later this month.
Entitled Banksy: I Can’t Believe You Morons Really Buy This Sh * t, the name of Christie’s online-only sale pays homage to the famous Banksy Morons silkscreen print.
Morons is based on a photograph from the record-breaking sale of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers in 1987, with van Gogh’s canvas replaced by Banksy’s text.
The auction includes Girl With Balloon (Color AP – Gold) which is expected to fetch between £ 800,000 and £ 1.2 million.
Two color variations on Banksy’s famous Kate Moss work could cost as much as £ 250,000 each, the auctioneers have said.
His can of soup – White / Emerald / Tan is also up for grabs and could fetch up to £ 80,000.
The sale also features some of the artist’s best-known silkscreen prints, including a signed print by Rude Copper, which is expected to sell for between £ 100,000 and £ 150,000.
The works are on display in Christie’s auction house in central London.
The auctions are open until September 23.